Left the Christmas shopping to the last minute? We’ve rounded up some great Western Australian gift ideas to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.
1. For the explorers and adventurers
Gift the gift of an experience this Christmas with plenty of action packed adventures available across WA. From jet ski tours to a quokka selfie, a scenic helicopter tour to camel rides, get their sense of adventure and explore everything that the extraordinary state of Western Australia has to offer.
Click here to explore must-do experiences in WA
Click here to see 14 new experiences in the Margaret River Region
2. For the sweet-tooths
The Margaret River Chocolate Company has unveiled their new range of Christmas chocolates and hampers including Santa lollipops, bite-sized chocolate gingerbread men, assorted Christmas baubles and reindeer and a special Christmas cake made in-house. For those visiting the store, don’t miss the sensational new summer shakes available in their cafes in Margaret River & Swan Valley. Both factories are open every day of the year except Christmas Day from 9am-5pm and the city store is open usual Perth CBD shopping hours. Click here for more information on The Margaret River Chocolate Company.
3. For the beer & wine lovers
Give the gift of a wine tour or wine tasting experience. WA has some of world’s best award winning wines from the Swan Valley region to the infamous Margaret River Region. Click here to explore all the different food and wine tour options to discover the amazing local produce.
A beer lover might prefer lunch at Margaret River Brewhouse where menu favourites like the squid salad or lamb shoulder pair well with the kale, avocado and mint salad and wash down well with a pint of craft brew. Wild Hop offers gift vouchers online too and along with tasting paddles and great beers, they serve up excellent grub. Notable mentions are the vegetarian options; Duck fat potatoes, fried pickles and truffle cauliflower are to die for.
Other Christmas special offers include added extras! Purchase a membership to Devaleski Wine Club Fun House and go in the draw to win a Rustic Barrell Stave Platter, designed and made in the vineyard workshop. Valid until 24th January 2021 and drawn on Australia Day 2021.
4. For the foodies
Have the oysters come to you with Get Pickled and Get Shucked’s Christmas special. The team will bring everything you need for freshly shucked oysters for a fantastic experience including condiments. Click here to visit their Instagram page for more information.
Other great gifts for foodies include a gift voucher to their favourite restaurants across Western Australia. Top of our list includes award winning chef Seth James at Wills Domain, or Aaron Carr at Yarri. Both are big on presenting indigenous ingredients across the menu and offer textural and on-trend dishes that complement the wine. Cullen Wines also has a seated tasting experience or a four-course set menu available.
5. For those who deserve to relax and unwind
From ‘Yoga by the Sea’ or retreat and relax at Injidup Spa, for the person in your life who’s had a tough year and needing to relax and unwind.
Instructor Mandy Lancellas is running daily ‘Yoga by the Sea’ sessions in December & January on the grass at the Dunsborough foreshore. She also runs classes from community spaces in Dunsborough & Eagle Bay with magnificent ocean views. For more one-on-one attention, Devahiti Yoga & Bodywork takes private sessions.
For more gift ideas from the Margaret River Region, click here.